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The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

The Student News Site of Van Nuys High School

The Mirror

Never in my article do I say that “people who are unhealthy shouldn’t feel confident” or that “people who are unhealthy can’t love themselves.” This article is meant to inspire a realization followed by change, and to encourage those who are in the process of making that change. Self-care takes many forms, both mental and physical. Being complacent with dangerously high weights, which is the message that society has continued to promote, is not one of these forms. Dangerously high weights aren’t okay, regardless of whether or not obese individuals believe that to be true. If one believes that drinking nonstop, smoking many packs of cigarettes a day or ingesting drugs is harmless, should society be complacent and encourage that lifestyle? I hope we can agree that those are destructive behaviors that bring preventable suffering into peoples’ lives. In the same way, promoting obesity and being complacent at dangerously high weights is not okay.

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